The Verses of a Man

Words from the Heart, Mind and Soul of a Man

Poetry - General
76 Pages
Reviewed on 04/07/2016
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Author Biography

Romain started writing poetry, short stories and plays from a very young age and has pursued his love for writing, in introducing his first ever publication: Emotivations(2012). He later published: The Verses of a Man (2014). Currently working on Paradise the Trilogy, with the first title: Paradise "A Hidden Truth" (2014). He is very passionate about his family, friends, travelling, aviation, nature, reading, dancing, art and writing. Romain started out volunteering at the age of 8 with the St.Lucia Red Cross, Micoud Chapter under the supervision of Miss Eileen of Canada. At the age of twelve while attending the St.Mary´s College, a secondary school in St.Lucia, he volunteered as a Teacher´s Aide in his community at his old school, the Micoud Primary School. This young exceptional man has also taught professionally at the Church of God Holiness Academy of Saint Croix, USVI and has made his mark helping others.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Sarah Stuart for Readers' Favorite

The Verses of a Man: Words from the Heart, Mind and Soul of a Man by Romain Dolcy reveals the innermost feelings of the writer on many subjects through the medium of poetry. Written in free style, these poems vary in length and in composition. Some comprise verses of equal length and others vary from very short to more than a page, and within some, from long lines to only one word. All of them truly do delve deep into the mind, heart and soul of the writer at various times in his life, even though his actual life, the outline of which is recounted at the end of the book, is very different. “I sat back. And I thought. My contemplation. All that I fought. My only purpose is to live ‘til I die.”

Romain Dolcy has written a thought-provoking book in The Verses of a Man: Words from the Heart, Mind and Soul of a Man. It opens with Acceptance, a poem that encompasses many aspects of life the writer covers. The Orphan led me to expect the contents to be presented in chronological order, but Mr Dolcy has been much more adventurous: because of that, I found The Verses of a Man utterly captivating. The reader cannot guess whether the next poem will sad or happy, introspective or reaching out to others, or spectacularly different because the subjects he covers are so extensive. Mr Dolcy’s beautiful poems make his readers think, and maybe reassess their own lives and find comfort.

Finding Hope

I read this book while I was going through a difficult time and I was faced with turmoil. With each page, each poem, each entry, each memoire, each word, I found a little hope and a little bit more of myself. Thanks to the author and his experiences. Opened up a new outlook for me